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West Java represents 61% of Indonesia’s geothermal power generation capacity

With an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 1,194 MW, the Province of West Java represents around 61% of the total installed geothermal capacity of Indonesia. The Jakarta Post reports this morning that the Province of West Java in Indonesia reached a $73 million non-tax revenue from the geothermal energy sector, according to the Energy […]

West Sumatra’s first geothermal plant kicks off at 85 MW

Jakarta-based renewables company Supreme Energy has commenced operation of its 85-megawatt (MW) Muara Laboh geothermal power plant in South Solok regency, West Sumatra, the first electricity generator of its kind in the province, according to official data.

Western Australia OKs renewable power export project

The project, in the Pilbara region of the state, is the first stage of the proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), which is targeted to expand to 26,000MW, WA minister for state development Alannah MacTiernan said.

WETA goes to bat for Energy for All

The Waste to Energy Trade Association (WETA) is urging continuation of Energy for All despite growing calls for the government to halt the renewable power scheme because of the country’s high reserve of generation capacity. The group cited its latest finding that many communities have already prepared property for the venture and are pinning hopes on […]

What is the future of solar energy developments in the Philippines?

Solar power is a versatile source of energy: it can be constructed as a distributed generation or as a central-station like conventional power plants. Countries such as Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, the United States, and Czech Republic have shifted to solar power to contribute to their country’s energy capacity. In the 2019 Global Status Report, China, the […]

What’s Driving Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Boom?

In 2014, the installed capacity of non-hydroelectric renewable energy in Vietnam (such as solar, wind and biomass gasification) stood at 109 megawatts (MW), about one third of one percent of the country’s total installed capacity of 34,079 MW. At the time, Vietnam’s electricity mix was dominated by hydropower (46 percent), coal (29 percent) and natural gas (22 […]

Where next for renewable energy?

According to experts, national energy transition process requires comprehensive and synchronised policies. Đỗ Đức Quân, Vice Director General of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, speaks to Việt Nam News reporter Nguyễn Linh Anh about how to promote efficient and sustainable energy transition in Việt Nam. To encourage the use of renewable […]

While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

Around the world, there is a palpable sense of urgency to accelerate the energy transition. With millions of citizens participating in the #FridaysForFuture movement and still more facing intensifying natural hazards like typhoons, droughts and hurricanes, climate change has become an indisputable condition of our modern world. Wind and renewable energy have achieved strong progress […]

Why Indonesia struggles to tap its solar energy potential

JAKARTA: Opened to the public in 1978, Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence.

Why Plans for Wind Power From Chinese Firm Fell Apart in Myanmar

Residents of Chaung Tha, a holiday resort and village on the Bay of Bengal, still rely on diesel generators to get them through electricity blackouts more than four years after Myanmar’s government gave a Chinese company the go-ahead to build a wind farm nearby. Shortly before leaving office in March 2016, former president Thein Sein’s government […]